A Sparking Powerline

We’ve got a crossover episode, folks! Our friends of the Three Whiskey Happy Hour podcast (Steve Hayward, “Lucretia” and John Yoo) join to talk about the wacky legal matters of our time. There are environmentalists claiming the positive right to enjoy cooperative weather; they discuss the plush and cozy Hunter Biden tier of criminal justice compared to the briar patch tier that The Donald’s living in; James dishes out some, ahem, tough love to the yutes; plus our guests pick the word that annoys them most these days.

 

Song of the Week:

  • Sound clip Fani Willis, Donald Trump and Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) on the indictments (Kennedy courtesy Hugh Hewitt Show)

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  1. EJHill Staff
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    RE: The disaster in Maui

    (Herman) Andaya (the island’s emergency manager) ultimately said that officials feared residents would believe a tsunami was coming and evacuate to higher ground if they heard the sirens. “Had we sounded the siren that night we’re afraid that people would’ve gone mauka,” he said, using the Hawaiian directional term that can mean toward the mountains or inland.

    Remember, these are the same people who, in 2018, sent out a state-wide alert that ICBMs were making their way to the Islands.

    When push comes to shove, the state is not going to save you.

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  2. kedavis Coolidge
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    I’m just going to drop this comment someone made on another Ricochet Podcast a while back, without any direct/specified implications or whatever.

    Interesting podcast where a bunch of people who have few children (does Robinson have 4? Rob I don’t know…) speculate on why no one has kids. Ask yourselves and your wives? Outside of intense religiosity feminism means your wife works and the kids go to daycare and there isn’t much left for kids beyond 1-3. Whites in the US are below replacement rate and almost at European levels. Religiosity is falling like a brick. These are connected as the rise of feminism even among the religious, and celebrated by conservatives who want their daughter to be a doctor not a mother, results in people being too concerned with this world and not the future and their children.

    Which gets me to the real point – the collapse of Christianity as a serous guiding principle is why society is in decay. Its a complicated issue, but at the heart of it wicked people are decadent and we are a wicked godless nation.

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  3. RufusRJones Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’m just going to drop this comment someone made on another Ricochet Podcast a while back, without any direct/specified implications or whatever.

    Interesting podcast where a bunch of people who have few children (does Robinson have 4? Rob I don’t know…) speculate on why no one has kids. Ask yourselves and your wives? Outside of intense religiosity feminism means your wife works and the kids go to daycare and there isn’t much left for kids beyond 1-3. Whites in the US are below replacement rate and almost at European levels. Religiosity is falling like a brick. These are connected as the rise of feminism even among the religious, and celebrated by conservatives who want their daughter to be a doctor not a mother, results in people being too concerned with this world and not the future and their children.

    Which gets me to the real point – the collapse of Christianity as a serous guiding principle is why society is in decay. Its a complicated issue, but at the heart of it wicked people are decadent and we are a wicked godless nation.

    They started Medicare and Social Security at gunpoint.

    The system is far too, dependent on credit growth which is dependent on population growth. We don’t have to have that system, but they chose to do it at gunpoint.

    The second the Soviet Union fell they should have made people procreate W-2 slaves at gunpoint. 

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  4. RufusRJones Member
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    The first thing they do, and they absolutely have to do, is separate law enforcement from counter terror in the FBI. Straight law enforcement has much better sensibilities about the Constitution than counter terror. That’s how we got in trouble.

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  5. Steven J Davanzo Coolidge
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    I must admit, as a regular follower to the Three Whiskey Happy Hour, I started this episode as I did some grocery shopping on Saturday morning and heard Lucretia and immediately thought, “Whoah! did I click on the wrong podcast?!”

    After my initial confusion, an excellent show. Still waiting on that hinted at Lileks and Hayward prog rock episode. Make it happen!

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  6. Ernst Rabbit von Hasenpfeffer Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    The first thing they do, and they absolutely have to do, is separate law enforcement from counter terror in the FBI. Straight law enforcement has much better sensibilities about the Constitution than counter terror. That’s how we got in trouble.

    Do we really need counter terror?

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  7. RufusRJones Member
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    Ernst Rabbit von Hasenpfeffer (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    The first thing they do, and they absolutely have to do, is separate law enforcement from counter terror in the FBI. Straight law enforcement has much better sensibilities about the Constitution than counter terror. That’s how we got in trouble.

    Do we really need counter terror?

    Spies. Terrorists that want another 911. I don’t see how you can ignore that. 

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  8. LibertyDefender Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    The system is far too, dependent on credit growth which is dependent on population growth. We don’t have to have that system, but they chose to do it at gunpoint.

    40 years ago, when I was new to the workplace, I commented to my Greatest Generation parents and a small circle of their very intelligent friends that they had saddled my generation with too much debt, through such mechanisms as multiple welfare programs, the regulatory state, and the wars on poverty and drugs.

    The very sincere and considered response by those truly intelligent and thoughtful people was that the Greatest Generation had (pro)created the Baby Boom generation, on which it could responsibly mortgage its debts, and that the Baby Boomers were not acting responsibly since they had not produced a sufficiently large younger generation on which they could do the same.

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  9. LibertyDefender Member
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    Steven J Davanzo (View Comment):
    . . . I started this episode as I did some grocery shopping on Saturday morning and heard Lucretia and immediately thought, “Whoah! did I click on the wrong podcast?!”

    This was a good podcast. If this were the lineup going forward, I might return to regular listening of the flagship Ricochet podcast.

    Earlier efforts by @stevenhayward to inject sanity back into the TDS-riddled regulars, valiant as those efforts have been, were not enough.

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Steven J Davanzo (View Comment):
    . . . I started this episode as I did some grocery shopping on Saturday morning and heard Lucretia and immediately thought, “Whoah! did I click on the wrong podcast?!”

    This was a good podcast. If this were the lineup going forward, I might return to regular listening of the flagship Ricochet podcast.

    Earlier efforts by @ stevenhayward to inject sanity back into the TDS-riddled regulars, valiant as those efforts have been, were not enough.

    Yeh, when I saw the advance notice thing about this one coming up, joking about a possible “takeover” by Powerline, I thought “If only…”

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  11. RufusRJones Member
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    When mortgage rates were the highest, to purchase a home, the average price of a home was 153% of the average salary. Now it is 535%. Etc. 

    Inflationism works until it doesn’t anymore. 

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  12. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
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    Actually Michael Corleone killed Capt. McCluskey and Virgil Solozzo. We take our Godfather  seriously around here. 

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  13. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
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    Let me see if I can correctly construe John Yoo’s comments (in context?)

    John Woo doesn’t like people from Appalachia (not to mention their music).  These people are, to a considerable degree, Scots-Irish, who have been the backbone of the American military from before the Revolutionary War. The British, in the Revolution, thought they were extending the Bishop’s War. Of note, I am told that every officer serving under Washington at Yorktown was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church.  So John owes his freedom, obtained at no cost to himself, not in small part to these people he doesn’t like. Further, these are the people the FBI is now calling terrorists.

    And John, who was in so small part responsible for  the “Patriot Act” that is now being used by the FBI to target these people as terrorists, is strongly in favor of maintaining the FBI as is, no changes. Who else, he asks, will protect us from these terrorists?  We will be in deep trouble if the FBI is disbanded?

    I take it he very much likes the harsh charges, prolonged detention without charges (kind of like Guantanamo, only now located in our Nation’s Capitol), not to mention the illegal surveillance, and suspension of the writ of Habeus Corpus for such terrorists. 

    And I guess he very much favors the FISA application 702 authority for the FBI. Otherwise how are they going to protect us from moms that show up at school board meetings, or those dangerous Catholics who prefer Latin Mass and show up across the street from abortion centers to pray?

    I would say, we have met the enemy and he is not US, but YOO.

    Where have I gone wrong?

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  14. LukeWVa Listener
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    Joe Biden’s fake e-mail name was “Robert Peters,” which is an expression of support for “gender-affirming surgery.”

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  15. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Nanocelt TheContrarian (View Comment):

    Let me see if I can correctly construe John Yoo’s comments (in context?)

    John Woo doesn’t like people from Appalachia (not to mention their music). These people are, to a considerable degree, Scots-Irish, who have been the backbone of the American military from before the Revolutionary War. The British, in the Revolution, thought they were extending the Bishop’s War. Of note, I am told that every officer serving under Washington at Yorktown was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. So John owes his freedom, obtained at no cost to himself, not in small part to these people he doesn’t like. Further, these are the people the FBI is now calling terrorists.

    And John, who was in so small part responsible for the “Patriot Act” that is now being used by the FBI to target these people as terrorists, is strongly in favor of maintaining the FBI as is, no changes. Who else, he asks, will protect us from these terrorists? We will be in deep trouble if the FBI is disbanded?

    I take it he very much likes the harsh charges, prolonged detention without charges (kind of like Guantanamo, only now located in our Nation’s Capitol), not to mention the illegal surveillance, and suspension of the writ of Habeus Corpus for such terrorists.

    And I guess he very much favors the FISA application 702 authority for the FBI. Otherwise how are they going to protect us from moms that show up at school board meetings, or those dangerous Catholics who prefer Latin Mass and show up across the street from abortion centers to pray?

    I would say, we have met the enemy and he is not US, but YOO.

    Where have I gone wrong?

    Hm, let’s see if I have this expression right.  “That’s going to leave a mark!”

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  16. kedavis Coolidge
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    Does @johnyoo ever read these comments?

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  17. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Does @ johnyoo ever read these comments?

    Certainly not the ones by Scots-Irish terrorists like myself. Doesn’t like them at all.

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